Sibling Treasure Chest

The Sibling Treasure Chest was established at Children’s Hospital Boston, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in January, 2009. The Sibling Treasure Chest was hand built and has been filled with thousands of toys over the past year by generous donors.

The program is ongoing and supported by donations of new toys. Toys are delivered on an as-needed basis by Olivia’s Heart Fund board members or volunteers.

The Sibling Treasure Chest is for siblings of patients admitted in the CICU to help foster a sense of belonging and inclusion during a family’s time there. The Sibling Treasure Chest is also designed to help parents, who often feel torn between their children who are away from them and their heart child.

If you would like to contribute some special treasures for the Sibling Treasure Chest, here are some items that are needed:

For ages 6 months – 18 months

  • Rattles
  • Blocks
  • Dolls
  • Stuffed animals
  • Books

For toddlers – 12 years

  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Sticker / craft books
  • Art and craft items
  • Crayola Wonder packages
  • Magna Doodles
  • Aqua Doodles
  • Small Lego sets
  • Puzzles
  • Dolls
  • Books
  • Toys / activities that can be open and used immediately

The items need to be new due to sanitary issues.

Please send items to:

Olivia’s Heart Fund
C/O Sibling Treasure Chest
20 Sanford Ave
North Kingstown, RI 02852

For more information, please contact us by email.